Not far from Steyning, on the northern edge of the South Downs, is the village of Bramber. Not as pretty as Steyning but certainly as old. For several centuries there was much rivalry between the two villages, mostly religious spats.
Next to the church of St Nicholas are the ruins of a Norman castle. At the other end of the village is St Mary's House and gardens. This half timbered house was built as an inn for pilgrims travelling to Canterbury. There are five acres of gardens and the house is open to visitors from May until the end of September.